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Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A Pet for Christmas had an Honorable Mention. In 2017, Playing for the Save won Readers' Favorite Gold Award in Realistic Fiction.
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Forget the day’s problems…
And dive into this delectable set of seven stories by award-winning and bestselling authors.
Season your sweet romances with a sprinkle of suspense, a cup of humor, and just the right amount of ‘aww’ factor to keep you reading through the night.
SWEET ROMANTIC NIGHTS, another great set from THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD.
Rachelle Ayala – Christmas Lovebirds: Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?
Dani Haviland – LOST: The Time Travel Romance That Started It All: LOST: the epic time travel romance and the hilarious adventure of how it changed lives in the 21st century.
Susan Jean Ricci – A Sweet Snafu: There’s never a dull moment with these two characters from Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems.
Nancy Radke – Christmas on Cougar Mountain: Was this woman scamming him, or was she the lifeline he needed?
Stacy Eaton – Tangled in Tinsel: When an unexpected visitor shows up at Casey’s house a few days before Christmas, her future and past collide.
J.L. Campbell – Cupid’s Gift: Two single parents have their lives turned inside out by the antics of a four-footed ball of fluff named Maddox.
Denise Devine – Run from the Night: A strange encounter on a country trail, a body bag and a relentless stalker – Julie Stark was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now she’s running for her life.
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Enjoy these Romantic Suspense Stories created by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors from The Authors’ Billboard.
Tension-building drama and intense romance lead these focused and professional characters on a quest to do the right thing or enact their revenge. With death and destruction in the air, these characters need to succeed, protect, or die trying.
Mimi Barbour – Retaliation – She watches the mob kill her twin & revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. She will avenge. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author.
Stacy Eaton – Love Torn: The Twisted Love Series - A major part of love ‘em and leave ‘em Detective Kali “The Mann-Eater’s” past comes back to haunt her just as she begins to open up. Will both her private and professional life now be torn apart? USA Today Bestselling Author
Rachelle Ayala – Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker – Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book a date for her birthday party and gets caught in a motorcycle club vendetta. USA Today Bestselling Author
Taylor Lee – The Moscow Affair – A dangerously elegant man and a beautiful feisty young woman take on the evils of the international sex trade while exploring a passionate world of their own. USA Today Bestselling Author
Nancy Radke (with Nolan Radke) – Height of Danger – Can CIA operative Owen Putman protect the Texas billionaire’s daughter if she won’t stay where he hides her, at the top of a tree in the rainforest? USA Today Bestselling Author
So sizzling hot, it steams!
What do you get when you mix a little friends-to-lovers, opposites attract, love at first sight, and small-town romance with a bit of medical drama, rock-and-roll action, and spellbinding suspense? You get a collection of STEAMY CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE reads that will make you crave the affection and attention as your own.
A Limited Edition set from The Authors’ Billboard, SEVEN Steamy Contemporary Romances that will leave you a bit hot and bothered, begging for more! Grab a copy and see if these New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have found your passion.
Enjoy these authors and their titles:
Stacy Eaton – Cured, Heal Me Series, Book 1: Can Love Cure a broken Soul?
Suzanne Jenkins – Bittersweets: Terry Loves Alex: When Philadelphia lawyer Terry Kovac falls in love with Alex Hawthorn, she’s ready to give up everything, including her job.
Callie Bardot – Crazy Love: When Dante rediscovers his long lost love in a tiger’s pen, the sharped-toothed cat will prove the least of his worries.
Taylor Lee – The Rio Affair: The Dangerous Affairs Collection: The charming drug kingpin doesn’t realize the sultry woman he’s hot for is the indomitable and lethal undercover agent who’s come to Rio to take him down.
Leanne Banks – Millionaire Dad: When millionaire Joe Caruthers rescues Marley Fuller in the snow, she rocks his world. Can they find forever love with a baby on the way after their passionate love affair?
Rachelle Ayala – Intercepted by Love, #1: Opposites attract as a small-town librarian tackles the big city quarterback when their dogs tangle and stir up trouble.
Ari Thatcher – His Wedding Date: The chance for a free weekend at a ski lodge gets complicated when hanging out with her sexy coworker is part of the deal.
Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point. Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.
Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.
Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?
Christmas Creek romances are a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. They are sassy, standalone romances centered around a town which celebrates Christmas all year round. Each story has a happy ending and can be read in any order, but of course, they are more fun if read together.
Deck the Hearts, #1 Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?
Her Christmas Chance, #2 A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con living next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets?
A Christmas Creek Carol, #3 A reclusive writer, Ebony Cruse, is given a one-star review on her life by characters in her past, present, and future.
Kitty, It's Cold Outside, #4 When mailman Mick Jolly delivers a kitten to an abandoned millhouse, he is ensnared by a beautiful Victorian woman caught in a Christmas curse.
A Christmas Creek Caper, #5 Someone’s stealing packages off the Christmas Creek porches. Sheriff Brad Wing is on the case—until he’s caught with his hands up and his pants down.
Toy Soldier Christmas, #6 Breast cancer survivor, Nutmeg Brown, finds a broken toy soldier under her Christmas tree. It’s love at first sight with a wooden toy or is it?
Red’s Christmas Woodsman, #7 When Ruby Red Rumsey visits her grandmother’s Christmas Creek cottage, she finds a hunky woodsman asleep in her grandmother’s bed.
Presenting The Authors’ Billboard’s fabulous Christmas Box Collection, DEAR SANTA: A CHRISTMAS WISH, filled with heartwarming stories about people of all ages who have special requests for the big guy.
Fall in love SEVENTEEN times over when you read each of these touching holiday stories, brimming with hope, Christmas cheer, and thrilling romance.
Mimi Barbour – Alone at Christmas: Being alone is Tara’s worst nightmare, especially during the holidays. Her wish comes true when she finds Mr. Right injured and stranded, but will they survive the dangerous storm?
Rebecca York – Christmas Miracle 1935: Can he trust her enough to help free her father from jail?
Patricia Rosemoor – Marrying Molly: Dear Santa, Please let me meet a McKenna man who will help me end Sheelin O’Keefe’s horrible curse on both our families. Molly Kavanaugh
Susanne Matthews – What Dottie Wants: All Ronnie wants is to give Dottie a great Christmas, but not being able to find the doll she wants may make that impossible.
Traci Hall – Christmas Kiss: Can a teenage crush become forever love?
Angela Stevens – Dear Sinterklaas: Dan had his heart stolen by a girl on summer vacation, now it’s Christmas time, and with a little bit of magic from Sinterklaas, he hopes to make his Christmas wish come true.
Stacy Eaton – Finding Love with Dear Santa: All Faith wants is to get her life back on track.
Stephanie Queen – He Has Santa: A second chance hockey romance.
Josie Riviera – A Chocolate Box Christmas Wish: He’s been all over the world. She’s a home-town girl. Can a holiday wish bridge the gap?
Mona Risk – Dalia’s Christmas Wish: Will the doctor make the right decision between an angry fiancée and a medical emergency?
Rachelle Ayala – Toy Soldier Christmas: Can a toy soldier make her wish come true?
Dani Haviland – A Plate of Christmas Cookies: Is it too much to ask for a second miracle?
Taylor Lee – Please Christmas: Be Done: When his 7 year old son ran away looking for Santa... and all his teenage daughter wants for Christmas is for it to be done....the district attorney concedes not only did he lose his wife to cancer, but he was in danger of losing his children.
Susan Jean Ricci – Cruising for Mr. Right: Can a widow discover second chance romance aboard a Christmas cruise and make the right choice between two adoring men?
Alyssa Bailey – Christmas Wishes and You: Beth’s Christmas Wish of a Second Chance at Love could happen if only she would be willing to risk her heart... again.
Nancy Radke – Zsuzsa’s Christmas Wish: She asks Santa for a strong man to help corral a mule that won’t stay home and is given a rancher who plans to corral her.
Carmen DeSousa – Chicago Hope: Aspiring journalist Maura Hall dreams of changing the world, but she'll settle for Chicago.
Celebrate The Heart of The Season With EIGHT BRAND-NEW, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED CHRISTMAS STORIES From Nine New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors.
Ranging from fun and flirty romantic comedy to poignant holiday romance, this collection of semi-sweet and steamy stories will have you crying one moment while laughing the next.
A premiere series featuring captivating holiday romance?
You’ll find each story simply IRRESISTIBLE…at Christmas!
Two Hearts’ Christmas Gift: Tamara Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author: Can a doctor whose life was once saved by her severely wounded warrior patient return the favor, by giving him back the greatest gift of all?
Gifts Of Love: Natalie Ann, USA Today bestselling author: Can a self-made millionaire do-gooder earn the trust of a woman who's been burned more than once?
Charlie Saint: Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author: When a judgment call almost cost Charlie Saint his life. Lila made a decision to stick by his side. But in order to go forward, she had to confront an issue from her past.
Home For Christmas: Cynthia Cooke, USA Today bestselling author: Melanie returns to Pineville to renovate her old home and turn it into an Inn. With the help of the contractor who had taken so much from her in the past, she discovers what was lost in her old house, holds the answer to what’s been missing in her heart.
Keep Me Warm: Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: Can a small-town working girl make it work with a wealthy jet setter, when their relationship suddenly changes from enemies to lovers?
Miss Christmas: Stephanie Queen, USA Today bestselling author: Scarlet is too independent to play Cinderella, but when she enters the Miss Christmas pageant she has trouble resisting the Prince Charming of the Regal family--who happens to be running the pageant.
Christmas Con: Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Two ex-cons pose as stellar success stories to swindle a grandfather to change his will for Christmas.
Courage To Celebrate: Taylor Lee, USA Today bestselling author: Luke and Ava face their biggest challenge yet. In the past they found the courage to dare, the courage to love and the courage to triumph. Now they have to decide if they have the Courage to Celebrate.
Christmas Wish: Patrice Wilton, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: When confirmed bachelor, Byron Watts meets school teacher, Meghan Shaunessy and her 4-year-old autistic boy, he’s met his match. Can these two stubborn people overcome the pain of their pasts and learn to trust the healing power of love?
Giving up sugar right before Halloween. Brilliant.
Going on vacation with an ex. Not so bright.
Honey and her ex-husband, Max, travel to Sapphire Falls to give their two young children the perfect Halloween treat. Max wants Honey back, and he’s counting on the magic of Sapphire Falls to seduce her into a second chance.
Honey is leery of Max and his tricks, but when he woos her with a Halloween romance complete with bonfires, hayrides, parties, and paintball, Honey warms to the idea of a new beginning.
Unfortunately, there's something off about Max that Honey can't put her finger on. When their vacation goes haywire, Honey must decide whether the treat of true love is worth all the terrible tricks life can play.
My Country Hearts Series is a light-hearted, heart-warming series of romances set in Erin Nicholas' Sapphire Falls world (made available by special license). Enjoy the stories in order or out of order. They are standalone and fun either way.
Going Haywire, Honey & Max
Going Toe to Mistletoe, Candi & Troy
Going Hearts Over Heels, Ginger & Marsh
Going Gets Hot, Amber & Chad
When danger happens, these strong men and women dare to fight—dare to protect. Dive into this fast and furious romantic suspense boxed set. It’s a tough world out there, but Daring Protectors love as hard as they fight. Between car chases, gunfights, devious killers, mob hitmen, abusive ex’s, and cartel bosses, the action and romance are nonstop when Daring Protectors meet their match.
JAKE, THE JUSTICE BROTHERS by Taylor Lee – USAT bestselling author
Sam Delgado, the new Tribal Police Chef, determined to go it alone, is as brazen as she is beautiful. Jake Justice is the acknowledged law enforcement leader in the state—and the one Justice Brother no woman has been able to snare. The murder of a young Native girl threatens their professional relationship and puts their passionate love affair in the crosshairs. Together they discover that Justice—like Love—isn’t always fair or easy.
AXE, BAD BOYS FOR HIRE by Rachelle Ayala – USAT bestselling author
Leanna Rivera leaves safety behind when she hires Axe Salvadori to search for a daughter she gave away in Mexico. There’s the cartel, Leanna’s ex, Axe’s past, the human traffickers, and Carmelita herself. No one is as they seem, and nothing is safe—least of all Leanna’s heart. When the stakes are nothing less than the safety of her daughter, can Leanna count on Axe, a man with demons of his own?
SPECIAL AGENT KANDICE by Mimi Barbour – NYT & USAT bestselling author.
Sweet doesn’t necessarily mean weak… some men need to understand that.
Special Agent Kandice wants to be tough like the others on her team. When Dan Black, her new hard-ass boss arrives, he’s the one she’s out to impress. Being the chief hostage negotiator at a bank heist starts the process. Being stalked, kidnapped and beaten helps see it through. In the end, pulling the trigger comes easy…
BEDROOM THERAPY by Rebecca York – NYT & USAT bestselling author
Phone sex and fantasies can’t keep sexual advice columnist, Dr. Amanda O’Neal, safe when a serial killer has her in his sights. Enter P.I. Zachary Grant, a man focused on protection and clues—or, sexual fantasies, his and hers. While anything is possible in the bedroom, can Zach keep Amanda safe before the killer strikes again?
BARBARA’S PLEA by Stacy Eaton – USAT bestselling author
Barbara lives in constant fear of her husband. She finally summons the courage to leave with their young daughter, Allie, but dreads the moment her husband learns of their escape. Barbara flees to a safe location where she meets Grey, an unemployed construction worker also living on the property. When Grey falls inexorably in love with not only Barbara, but also her daughter Allie, he vows to do everything he can to protect them from her husband who is out for revenge.
Romance Writers, do you want to:
Keep your name in front of your readers with more releases and titles?
Learn why you should write shorter in order to write quicker?
Meet and exceed your yearly writing goals?
Participate in multi-author boxed sets for increased visibility and profit?
Claim your fair share of your reader’s attention span in today’s tsunami of books by producing a series of novellas or episodic serials?
Make more money while writing less?
If you do, you must master the art of writing shorter works while still providing your readers that great experience of your personal brand of storytelling and character voice.
This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have, the difference between a novella and a novel, and how to condense a plotline from novel-length to novella.
Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers and jumpstart your career to greater heights.
Other Writing Books by Rachelle Ayala
- Dangerous Love: Writing Romantic Suspense
- Writing Asian Romance Characters
- 366 Ways to Know Your Character
- Romance in a Month
When duty and desire clash, the men and women sworn to protect must fight evil while tempting fate and their hearts. It’s a deceitful world out there, but Tempting Protectors must live by their wits and guard their hearts. Who to trust and who to love? Between gunfights, devious killers, eerie murders, a voodoo priestess, and high stakes international terror plots, the twists and turns are nonstop when Tempting Protectors take the leap of love before it’s too late.
TATIANA, THE TROUBLE SISTERS by Taylor Lee
Tatiana Trouble is never going to be abused again. She’s created a women’s shelter to help others survive. Unfortunately, her ex-husband doesn’t agree. When he’s hideously murdered, District Attorney Zane Wilder is faced with prosecuting the woman he loves—none other than Tatiana who swore she’d kill the despicable man.
SIDEWINDER by Patricia Rosemoor
When detective Libby Tate returns to the lawless New Mexico town where her father and brother were murdered, she has a single clue—an S carved into the earth. And a single suspect—Reies Coulter. She can’t trust anyone, least of all the mysterious rancher. After meeting this human sidewinder in the flesh, Libby is targeted by someone who wants her dead and is torn between her suspicions and desire.
THE STRATEGY OF LOVE, Guardians of Refuge by Alyssa Bailey
Photojournalist Kayla Rhea is abducted while exposing international traffickers, bringing Army Strategist River Bennett back into her life. As the threat closes in, Kayla must make a life-changing decision to save those she loves, while River joins forces with other operatives to keep both their heart and future happiness safe.
ALL YOU WANT, DESIRING DANGER by Rachelle Ayala
Busybody Tami King can’t catch a break—at least with the town sheriff, Todd Colson. Perhaps a murder will do the trick. Her sorority sisters are in town for the grand opening of her haunted hotel. When one of the ladies goes missing and another guest turns up dead, Tami finally has the complete attention of the sheriff. Unfortunately, a ruthless stalker also has her in his sights.
CURSED, DECORAH SECURITY by Rebecca York
Morgan Kirkland of Decorah Security is invited by a mysterious man, Andre Gascon, to investigate the eerie murders plaguing his estate deep in the Louisiana bayou. Unfortunately, he refuses to trust her and keeps to his rituals like disappearing into the swamp at twilight and drinking a strange home-made tea. Morgan has enough to deal with, including a voodoo priestess showing up every night with her drum. Can she break through to Andre before evil forces doom them both?
COLLATERAL DAMAGE, SILENT WARRIORS by J.L. Saint (Jennifer St. Giles)
Lauren Collins’s life takes a turn for chaos when her husband is assassinated and a military operative, Jack Hunter, arrives on her doorstep demanding answers. Thrust into a world of political treachery and treason, Lauren has no choice but to trust Jack with her life and her children’s lives. Jack puts everything on the line to survive, except for his heart…it already bit the dust the moment Lauren opened her front door.
PARTNERS, VEGAS SERIES by Mimi Barbour
Meet partners who are attracted, but don't trust each other... not for one minute. Detectives Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson are forced to ignore the irritating explosions between them in order to make a slimeball pay for his sickening crimes.
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree.
Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.
Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness. Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.
A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Book #1: A Father for Christmas
Book #2: A Pet for Christmas
Book #3: A Wedding for Christmas